Supercomputer Slated To Be Built In Cheyenne

Laramie, WY – A new center using supercomputers to collect and analyze weather data will be built in Cheyenne. The announcement was made today by the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, both based in Boulder, Colorado. The University of Wyoming has had a hand in bringing the supercomputer here. Bill Gern is Vice President for research and economic development at the University of Wyoming. With access to the supercomputer, he says the university will work hard to make itself one of the nations leaders in computational science. The supercomputer will have the capability of about one million laptop computers. The deal still needs approval from the National Science Foundation and the Wyoming Legislature.